Here’s A Streaming Service That Targets Christian Families

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The future of television is streaming. In fact, the present of television is streaming, too.

Streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime have been around for quite some time and have helped to pave the way for newer contenders like Apple TV+ and Disney+ and the short-but-sweet viewing snippets of Quibi.. More are on their way, including upcoming services like HBO Max and NBC’s Peacock. Many households don’t even watch what traditionalists would call “TV” anymore. In fact, many don’t even have a cable account or bother with broadcast television. It’s all been replaced with a bundle of streaming services.

It’s kind of overwhelming. All these never-ending choices. All this money. And as families are all too aware, sometimes the products served up by the most popular streaming services—even movies and shows that are advertised as “family friendly”—aren’t always so great for your family.

So where should your hard-earned dollars be going? Well, that’s up to you. But before you make another viewing purchase, let me fill you in on the details of yet another platform, one targeted toward kids and families. It’s called Yippee.

TBN’s first on-demand streaming service, Yippee.tv is a faith based spot for parents and kids who are looking for “God-honoring, character-building, Jesus-glorifying programs,” According to TBN’s promotional materials. And there’s quite a selection being offered up front, like VeggieTales (including all the new episodes), The Adventures From the Book of Virtues, Owlegories, Theo and much more.

It’s a spot that’s meant to be safe for everyone, and at a pretty reasonable price. You can buy an annual subscription for $79 or you can subscribe monthly for $7.99.

Of course, no matter how “safe” a streaming service claims to be, it’s always a good idea to do some research on your end to make sure that whatever you’re viewing is right for you and your family. But, who knows, maybe as you look into Yippee, you’ll find that it’s a place, as Yippee itself says, where “characters build character.”

Who wrote this?

Kristin Smith is the most recent addition to the Plugged In team. Formerly a Spanish and English teacher, Kristin loves reading literature and eating authentic Mexican tacos. When she's not writing or editing, she enjoys traveling the world with her husband, Eddy, and running through Colorado Springs’ Garden of the Gods. She loves coffee, music, her dog (Cali) and cat (Aslan), and is eagerly awaiting the birth of her first baby, Judah.

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charitysplace More than 1 year ago
I suspect most people won't want to pay $8 per station so I foresee a lot of "hopping" going around -- two months here, two months there; catch up on shows and cancel / switch. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Posted by First Comment Guy

The entertainment industry needs to understand that not everyone can subscribe to all the different streaming services. It’s getting too expensive, and when everyone wants a slice of the pie, somebody’s bound to loose, and right now, Yippee seems to be one of those losers.

Having all the VeggieTales is pretty cool though.
The Mouse Of Non More than 1 year ago
I agree. I'm not gonna spend $8 a month on that. Even though it is really cool that they have all the og VeggieTales.
The Mouse Of Non More than 1 year ago
I went and looked at this streaming service, and it saddens me that Plugged In would advertise this expensive garbage. I don't know if I would even pay $5 for Yippee. You can get Disney+ for $7 a month which is cheaper than Yippee!!! Guess what you get on Disney+, well made kids shows!!! Along with stuff for the parents!! Not just a bunch of kids cartoons!!
In Yippees defense, you do get all the good VeggieTales, not the garbage Netflix made. But, adults aren't going to pay $8 a month to have childish nostalgia. Sorry, but Disney+ getting my money easily. 
charitysplace More than 1 year ago
Not everything on Netflix is garbage; I'm enjoying Lost in Space which is pro family and clean. Lemony Snicket wasn't to my taste (I found it dull) but for its genre it was very well done, enough to to instill confidence that with the right writer, they'll do Narnia justice. I also like The Crown but I agree they could do with less MA programming.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Posted by First Comment Guy

I think Mouse was referring to the VeggieTales reboot that Netflix made, not Netflix as a whole.
The Mouse Of Non More than 1 year ago
FCG got it right. Some things on Netflix have been decent even though they've had content concerns. The Witcher has looked good and I look forward to diving into that, all of the Marvel shows were incredibly well made and acted. Stranger Things is another great Netflix show. I didn't enjoy Lost in Space as much, though some people like it a lot so I'm not knocking on it. A Series of Unfortunate Events was decent. The Crown was amazing. So not everything on Netflix is bad, in fact, some of the shows are amazing!!! But the VeggieTales series they made was pure garbage. My kids will never be allowed to watch it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just looked at Yippee's website to browse their titles. I'm not impressed--its all cartoons. Why does the entertainment industry think "Family" is synonymous with "little kiddie cartoons" that no-one over the age of 9 would want to watch? 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Posted by First Comment Guy

There really should be two categories: Families and Kids.
Anonymous 24 days ago
I would actually take a re-look at Yippee. They have added a ton of shows. My daughter likes it. They have brand new VeggieTales that release every month and a show called the Yippee Show, which is like a YouTube show...that my daughter loves.